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By Erika Hunt On Sunday, UK’s Black Voices gospel choir will host an annual event lifting their voices and singing praise. Founded in 1970, the Black Voices gospel choir was formed by a mutual love and dedication of gospel music by a group of African-American students. It was eventually formed into an official UK student […]

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View Larger Map UPDATED AT 8:45 p.m. THURSDAY A UK student was in stable and good condition Thursday evening after being hit by a car crossing the South Limestone in front of the College of Law building on her way to class. First-year law student Megan Handshoe appeared to be crossing legally and was not […]

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A gift from the heart: After transplant, UK sophomore strives to live his life in gratitude

Murphey Coy was warm. He folded his fingers into loose fists, feeling their heat. His hands and feet had been cold for more than two years, but when he woke up from his heart transplant surgery on March 7, he was finally warm. “I was so excited,” Coy said. “I had forgotten what it felt […]

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Ping pong drop kicks off Little Kentucky Derby

By Sarah Wilder As students waited expectantly on the ground, more than 3,000 ping pong balls rained down from the top of Patterson Office Tower on Wednesday. The annual Ping Pong Ball Drop, now in its fourth consecutive year, is the kick-off event to the Student Activities Board’s spring celebration, the Little Kentucky Derby. “This […]

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The dean of the College of Pharmacy has stepped down, but he said he has enjoyed his time leading the college, according to a UK news release Wednesday. Kenneth B. Roberts has served as dean of the College of Pharmacy since 2000. “After nearly 20 years of leading pharmacy schools at major public universities, I […]

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By Fink Densford Most days, eating as much pie as you can only earns you a stomachache. But Thursday it will also help raise money for charity. A pie-eating contest is one of many activities that will be hosted at the annual Pi-Athlon fundraiser. Organized by Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Kappa Tau, the event […]

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By Kayla Phelps Students pedaled their way to the basement of Blazer Hall Wednesday for a bike maintenance clinic. As part of Earthdays in the Bluegrass, sponsored by Residence Life Recycling and UK Greenthumb, the clinic was free to all students and highlighted the importance of bike maintenance while encouraging students to ride. Shane Tedder […]

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Officials highlight campus services

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By Kate Dauer Police and other safety officials talked with students Wednesday about different services on campus. During the forum, in the Center for Student Involvement, representatives from UK Parking and Transportation Services and UK Police gave presentations on their particular field and answered the questions and concerns that the students had. They also listened […]

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By Melissa Eslinger Ryan Smith and Kelsey Hayes were sworn into their positions as Student Government president and vice president Wednesday evening. Sworn in by Chief Justice of the SG Supreme Court Preston Worley, Smith and Hayes took the same oath as all Kentucky elected officials. Ryan Smith was given presidential privilege just after being […]

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Library mulls hours change due to funding

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By Erika Hunt UK is examining its options for the W.T. Young Library’s operating hours next fall because of a lack of funding, library officials said at a forum Tuesday. About 50 students gathered Tuesday evening in the W.T. Young Library’s The Hub for a staff and student forum to reintroduce the idea of cutting […]

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